PM Modi, President Xi meet at Hangzhou

PM Modi, President Xi meet at Hangzhou

Hangzhou (China), Sep 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping for a bilateral meeting here on Sunday ahead of the G20 Summit.

“First engagement in Hangzhou is a meeting with the host. PM @narendramodi meets President Xi Jinping,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

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This is their second bilateral meeting after the two leaders met in June on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Modi meets BRICS leaders at Hangzhou

Hangzhou (China), Sep 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leaders of the other BRICS countries in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, in his second engagement of the day on Sunday.

“Building the BRICS within G-20! PM @narendramodi and the four other leaders for a special BRICS Meeting in Hangzhou,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

The BRICS nations comprise – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Modi had met Chinese President Xi Jinping in his first engagement of the day that began at 9.30 a.m..

The meeting of the BRICS Leaders here comes ahead of the summit of the five nations that will be held in Goa, India, in October. India is the host country this year.

BRICS comprise five major emerging economies, comprising 43 per cent of the world population, having 37 per cent of the world GDP and 17 per cent share in the world trade.

The meetings are being held on the sidelines of the G20 Summit that opens here later in the day.

BRICS should shape international agenda: Modi 

Hangzhou (China), Sep 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the five BRICS nations are an influential voice in international discourse and it is their shared responsibility to shape the international agenda.

In his address at the BRICS Leaders meeting, Modi said “We, as BRICS, are an influential voice in international discourse.It is, therefore, our shared responsibility to shape the international agenda.”

He said it was the shared responsibility of BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – to shape the international agenda in a Amanner that helps developing nations achieve their objectives.

“As chair of BRICS, Building Responsive,Inclusive and Collective Solutions is theme we’ve chosen which mirrors the central priorities at the G20 Summit,” according to tweets posted by Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swaup.

India is the chair this year of the grouping. The summit is to be held in Goa, India, in October.

“We’ve taken BRICS out of capitals to involve people from all walks of life. It’ll be an opportunity to deepen our ties and with BIMSTEC countries,” he added.

The meeting ended with Modi inviting the leaders to the Summit.

The meeting with the BRICS leaders was his second engagement of the day on Sunday, on the sidelines of the G20 summit that will begin later in the day.

Modi had met Chinese President Xi Jinping in his first engagement at 9.30 a.m.

BRICS comprise five major emerging economies, comprising 43 per cent of the world population, having 37 per cent of the world GDP and 17 per cent share in the world trade.

India has invited the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries to Goa for the summit.

These comprise, besides India – Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.

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